A FIT­TING TRIB­UTE

Runner's World (UK) - - Human Race -

Last year I lost my amaz­ing, marathon-run­ning mum to cancer, aged 68. I wor­ried how I would deal with sig­nif­i­cant oc­ca­sions (my birth­day be­ing one of them) with­out her around to mark them with me. Leaf­ing through my first ever copy of RW, I no­ticed that the 2017 Mar­rakech Half Marathon fell on my next birth­day. Fast-for­ward six months and I’m cross­ing the fin­ish line in an African city with a huge grin on my face. I feel so con­nected to my mum when I run, and I couldn’t have thought of a

Ju­lian Stolzen­berg, Lon­don bet­ter way to cel­e­brate my first birth­day with­out her.

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